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97 Main Street • Suite 2
Delhi, NY  13753
(607) 832-5750

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Delaware Opportunities subcontracts with the Delaware County Office for the Aging for the provision of congregate and home delivered meals. The program is designed to provide a nutritious meal for the home bound as well as seniors who come to dining centers for the meal, recreation, and socialization. Studies show that seniors who get out of the house and enjoy the company of others live longer and do so independently. For home bound seniors, the program provides a nutritious meal, offers a service that keeps them in their own homes and the visit from the person who delivers the meal provides someone to talk to and some interaction with the outside world. Services are provided for those over the age of 60 and spouse regardless of his or her age.

The program will continue to operate six dining centers in 2018. Meals will be served beginning at 11:30 each day at group settings in Walton, Sidney, Hancock, Margaretville, Grand Gorge and Delhi. Although the dining centers are located in only 6 of the 19 Delaware County towns, participants come from every municipality. Meals will be prepared at each of these sites for distribution to home bound elderly. The delivery of meals will be assisted by volunteers who provide meals to more outlying areas.

The Delhi Dining Center will have moved to 97 Main Street (some may remember this as the location of the Midtown Grill or several previous restaurants), where the meals will be prepared and served, next to the new offices of the Office for the Aging. It is expected that adequate parking will be available.

Between April and October, evening meals will be offered in lieu of the lunch meal once per month. The evening meals provide an enhanced menu and entertainment. Locally grown produce will be purchased to help support the local agricultural market while providing tasty and nutritious fresh vegetables.

Meals are delivered for group settings in Hobart and Treadwell one day each month.

The cost of the program is supported by Federal and State grant funds, donations from senior citizen participants, and the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. A confidential donation is solicited at $3 per meal, although no one is turned away due to ability to pay. The suggested donation for evening or special meals rises to $4 or $5 due to a more specialized menu. Entertainment is provided on occasion and seniors are encouraged to play Bingo or cards or engage in other activities at the dining centers.

Based on current trends, we expect to serve 85,000 meals, essentially the same as we projected for 2017. Of these approximately 34% are served at the dining centers and 66% are provided as home delivered meals. These figures include contracts that Delaware Opportunities has with other organizations or agencies.

In addition to funds provided through the Office for the Aging, Delaware Opportunities contracts with Fidelis, Visiting Nurses Association, Home Care, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, and Greene County for the delivery of meals to the home bound. Their numbers are included above.

We expect to maintain the budget for the program at current levels.


ABSTRACT to the Plan of Services
For the Year 2018
(2018 Annual Plan)

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 Statement for the Delaware County Office For The Aging
The Year 2020

Proposed by the Delaware County Office For The Aging Advisory Board
Drafted by the Vision Committee, January 12, 2012

  • We see an environment in Delaware County that encourages and enables older adults to make educated life choices.

  • We see an era of sensitivity toward our environment, diminishing natural resources and changing economy and its impact on future generations.

  • We see barrier-free access to comprehensive health care and supportive services.

  • We see the implementation of a transportation and communication network that supports the needs of older adults.

  • We see Delaware County with safe, affordable, and comfortable housing for older adults.

  • We see an environment that nurtures cross generational engagement through both human contact and technology.

  • We see a caring support system that promotes dignity and independence for older adults.

  • We see an environment that supports persons in care giving and other family obligations.

  • We see older adults playing an integral part in the life of the community where they are an accepted and respected part of society.

  • Since older adults impact the entire Delaware County community in all its complexity and since the entire community affects all older adults, we see this vision statement as one of a comprehensive vision for the future of Delaware County.


The Delaware County Office For The Aging welcomes donations to help maintain and expand its services to the elderly. Please make checks payable to: Delaware County Office For The Aging and send to us at 97 Main Street • Suite 2, Delhi, NY 13753.

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Delaware County Office For The Aging ◦  97 Main Street • Suite 2 ◦ Delhi, NY 13753 ◦ 607-832-5750